A new major poll is revealing a major shift in the race, and coming from the the liberal PPP, it’s even more surprising and making waves.
Hillary has been slipping over the last few weeks in national polls but the media held firmly to its narrative that the swing states needed for a Clinton victory were holding steady. No longer.
A state the Democrats just a few months ago counted on as an easy win is now back in the toss-up category, and a new set of polling numbers has those on the left entering official anxiety mode.
A just-released survey by Public Policy Polling gives Republican presidential pick Donald Trump a slight lead over his Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton, 44 percent to 43 percent, in the crucial election battleground state of Florida.
That’s a significant turn-around from past surveys that gave the lead to Clinton.
A good portion of Clinton’s supporters are in the non-white category. Western Journalism reported Clinton bests Trump 71 percent to 22 percent in the non-white camp of voters; Trump, meanwhile, does well with white voters, beating out Clinton 60 percent to 33 percent.
“If he’s able to win the white vote by that much,” Public Policy Polling said, “Clinton doesn’t have much chance of running away with the race in Florida. The state will be the same toss-up it’s accustomed to being.”
In that same survey, Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson touts 5 percent; Green Party hopeful Jill Stein and the Independent’s Evan McMullin both stand at one percent.
The fact Trump’s pulling ahead of Clinton is a surprise to many.
“Earlier in the year,” said Dean Debnam, the president of Public Policy Polling, in Western Journalism, “it seemed like Democrats might have a chance to win Florida by a wider margin than usual. But it’s reverted to being just as much of a swing state as it usually is.”
Source: Western Journalism